This Awesome Batman Supercut Chronicles The Dark Knight’s History in Film
The newest cinema incarnation of DC’s Dark Knight, the Batman, is drawing near, as Ben Affleck dawns the cowl for director Zack Snyder‘s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. has their eye on building a cinematic universe to rival that of Marvel’s, but while we wait with baited breath to see how this version will stack up, we can always look back at the character’s 70-year-plus history in film.
Fortunately, Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has made this easy for us, distilling Batman’s cinema legacy into an impressive ten-minute supercut. Check it out below.
It’s all here: From the campy 1966 film spun off from Adam West‘s gonzo TV show to the dark, gothic vision that director Tim Burton made iconic in 1989; from the psychedelic, cringe-worthy camp of Joel Schumacher‘s Batman & Robin to the gritty, more “realistic” take of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Will Arnett‘s hilarious take in The Lego Movie.
My personal favorite incarnation of Batman is from the early 1990s Batman: The Animated Series, so I’m quite happy to see the theatrically-released Batman: Mask of the Phantasm represented.
What’s your favorite version of Batman in cinema? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.
Meanwhile, we’ll find out how Ben Affleck fares under the cape and cowl when Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in March 2016.